If you’re shopping for a robot vacuum cleaner, Amazon’s annual sales event with loads of Prime Day deals ended at midnight, but the good news is there are always sales on robot vacuums. If you waited for this year’s robot vacuum deals for Prime Day, you can still do well. Several prices have changed since yesterday, so act when you see a deal you want.
Today’s best Prime Day Robot Vacuum deals
- Shark ION™ Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi — $149, was $299
- Roborock S6 Pure Robot Vacuum and Mop — $400, was $600
- Eufy by Anker, RoboVac L70 Hybrid, Robot Vacuum — $500, was $550
- iRobot Roomba i3+ (3550) Robot Vacuum with Automatic Dirt Disposal Disposal — $550, was $600
- Roborock S6 Robot Vacuum, Black — $600, was $650
- iRobot Roomba i7+ (7550) Robot Vacuum with Automatic Dirt Disposal — $797, was $1,000
- iRobot Roomba s9+ (9550) Robot Vacuum with Automatic Dirt Disposal — $1,099, was $1,300
Are any Prime Day robot vacuum deals too good to be true?
When buying a new robot vacuum, always stick to brands you know like Roomba, Eufy, or Ecovacs. Do your research beforehand so you know which robot vacuums are your top choices. This will make shopping during Prime Day far easier. Stay away from any off-brand vacuums, even if they see a really good deal. Usually, if it’s a brand you don’t know and the deal seems suspicious, it probably is. Always check the reviews of whichever product you decide to buy so you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into. These simple tips will save you from a lot of disappointment come Prime Day.
How to choose a new robot vacuum cleaner
Robot vacuum cleaner prices range from just over $100 to more than $1,000. Even a basic model will clean your floors. More expensive models add higher suction power, better navigation features, longer running time per battery charge, pet-friendly features, air filtration, and even self-emptying dustbins. Consider the following factors when you choose your robot vacuum cleaner.
If your home has many rooms or greater than average square footage, battery running time and dustbin capacity can mean the difference between finishing the job on one battery charge or needing multiple cycles. Robot vacuums return to their charging station when power runs low, but after recharging, entry-level models don’t automatically resume cleaning where they left off. A few of the most expensive models empty their dustbins at the charging station without human assistance, but most do not.
Robot vacuums all do well on hard floorings such as wood, manufactured wood, and tile. Carpeting is more of a challenge for robotic vacuums. If you have medium-pile to thick carpeting, you’ll need an extra powerful model for satisfactory performance.
Navigation and mapping
Entry-level robot vacuums start cleaning and turn when they approach or bump into an obstacle. Advanced models employ more efficient cleaning patterns. The best robot vacuums create digital maps of home or individual rooms to use in subsequent cleaning sessions.
Pets and children
Children make messes, and pets leave hair and dander on the floors. Pet-friendly robot vacuums usually have tangle-free roller brushes and extra-powerful suction.
Battery life/operation time
Most robot vacuums run for at least an hour before they need to return to their docking station to recharge. The maximum running time is about 150 minutes. As mentioned above, if you have a larger home or want every room and area cleaned in one run, look for longer battery life.
Pet water and food dishes spill when robot vacuums bump into them, so you’ll either want to move or protect the pet dishes or select a robot vacuum that uses physical or digital means to avoid specific areas.
Smart home control
Robot vacuums all work with either a remote control, a mobile app, or both. Mobile apps let you start the vacuum remotely. Many robot vacuums also respond to Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant voice control for basic commands.
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